9-year-old dies in Dead Sea hotel swimming pool

Girl drowns in hotel pool near Dead Sea in southern Israel.

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Satellite images show destruction of Syria site allegedly hit by Israel

Photos taken after attack on industrial site near Aleppo International Airport, which was attacked earlier this week, show it was ...
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‘Earthquakes are an attempt to destroy Al-Aqsa mosque’

Jordanian journalist claims Israel created recent earthquakes in order to destroy mosque, church.

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Ohio prison staff set to execute killer of man met in bar

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is set to put a condemned killer to death on Wednesday for a three-decades-old fatal ...
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‘We are friends, but Israel must also hear criticism of it’

A British politician who works to strengthen relations with Israel discusses Israel-Britain ties.

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The education commissar

The passage of the NGO Law that limits anti-occupation organizations is a glaring example of the way efforts to silence ...
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Foreign jihadists flock to IS despite air strikes

The Islamic State group is recruiting foreign jihadists on an “unprecedented scale” despite international efforts to stem the tide, according to experts and extracts of a UN report published by Britain’s Guardian newspaper. Latest US figures show that around 1,000 foreign fighters are flocking to fight in Iraq and Syria every month, and experts warn that the newest militants may be more extreme than early recruits. “Many foreign fighters that originally left for Syria really did think they were going out for a humanitarian cause,” said Erin Marie Saltman, senior researcher at counter-extremism think tank Quilliam. Russian fighters constitute the biggest single fighting force from a non-Muslim country, numbering over 800, and the US-led air strikes will only strengthen their resolve, according to a local expert.

Italy PM picks Paolo Gentiloni as new foreign minister in surprise choice

Italy's Prime Minister Renzi arrives for the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in MilanROME (Reuters) – Prime Minister Matteo Renzi appointed Paolo Gentiloni, a close ally and former communications minister, to be Italy's new foreign minister on Friday, in a surprise decision. Gentiloni, who was sworn in on Friday night by President Giorgio Napolitano, replaces Federica Mogherini, who left the foreign ministry this week to become the EU's new top diplomat. As foreign minister, Gentiloni, a senior member in the prime minister's Democratic Party (PD), will now play a key role in the remaining two months of Italy's presidency of the European Union, which ends on Dec. 31. …